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Famous Friday Round Up

 


#WEEKEND

Saturday will remind you of summer so you won’t mind rain on Sunday: Saturday 80 °F and sunny; Sunday 65 °F and maybe rain;

 


#NATIONAL

The force is strong this week; Presidential doodles; Drake basically lives the same life as us; Gyrocopter > letter to your member of Congress; how to pour champagne the right way; Dr. Oz on his way out?; She puts her pant suits on one leg at a time; China has an airstrip in the middle of the ocean; Game of Thrones as sex ed; friends, we can all win marathons; “we are reading a novel slightly longer than The Great Gatsby every day”; another way to look at your tax refund; Hillvetica;

 


#DISTRICT

Congress reminds us, as always, to let it go; We are scared for this woman; Penn State Tom with an important reminder; Assume deer dead; maps explaining DC’s growth; 1776 is making moves to expand regionally and acquire Disruption Corporation; Britt McHenry got her car towed in Arlingon, VA and was pissed about it; Jim Graham retired from DC city council life and is now organizing strip club shows; Maketto opened; Steven Colbert is leaving DC; Dolcezza coming to CityCenter; a never-ending rainstorm in NoMa; it’s gorgeous when the cherry blossom petals fall off their branches, too; excellent long read by Washingtonian near anniversary of Abe Lincoln’s death; the White House fence may get spikes but will that keep out babies?; new Metro cars are running!; a VA judge doesn’t have the authority to order Yelp to reveal names of bad reviewers; who are the up and comers?;

 


#FAMOUS FOR DC

Why did Neil Chatterjee not make Time’s 100 Most Influential People?; Amber Marchand moving from Sen. Blunt’s office to Hamilton Place Strategies where she’s Managing Director; Tim O’Toole and Poolhouse on Team Rubio; Round of applause to Eliot Nelson and Arthur Delaney as HuffPost Hill turns 5;What’s Lira’s next move?; Casey Phillips is on the Brit McHenry bandwagon; Stephanie Fontenot is knee deep in wedding planning; Does Doug Andres still read this?; Nathan Imperiale doesn’t use a calendar; Joshua Grogis and Jessica Willis are engaged!;  When life hands you lemons, sometimes you need to throw them back; DC agrees, Andrew Fimka is good people; NJI Media hosted their second yoga day at their HQ; Ask Ted Prill about his great white whale; Get well soon Erin Veltman; Welcome to the world Caius Valentine Patru and congrats to Mama Katie and Papa Ed; Cecilia Jaraczewski = adorable baby of the week; We hear Lauren Hernandez is crushing it;

 


#BIRTHDAY

Be sure to tell Julia Wanzco Lawless and Amy Field Poe happy birthday this weekend; Erika McManus Walter is turning a year older; If Doug Heye has a party and it doesn’t end up in Playbook – did it really happen?  You have two shopping days left to get Lindsey Mask a birthday present; we hope Ally Sailer’s birthday week has been a good one;

 


#TWEETSOFTHEWEEK

Tweets we liked you can RT, @mention, or just enjoy: TimOToole; WashWizards; madeline_haller; AndyRichter; politiCOHEN_;

 


 #BYE

Don’t come home until all the party is out of your system.

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Famous Friday Round Up

 


#WEEKEND

It’s gonna be a nice one! Saturday 64 °F and sunny; Sunday 67 °F and sunny;

 


#NATIONAL

It’s Sibling Day; “Big Dave Navarro??!“; we’re getting close to caftan season, ladies; A video of your upstairs neighbors; Coffee Shop Algebra: 1/x = y Where x is the number of people ahead of you placing office orders from Post-its, and y is a fractional representation of your will to live; Silicon Valley cast reading fanmail; this Phillip Bump article has to be the best feature about Hillary Clinton announcing; Someone at Heathrow airport has Alyssa Milano’s breast milk;

 


#DISTRICT

Republisims = so good; Leader of the free world thwarted by bees; Game of Thrones DC and Washingtonian’s warning against it; Joe Biden is a pacifier stealer; PEAK BLOOM APPROACHING; Who did these calculations? 7th most hipster city in America = Arlington, Virginia; Showtime is keeping it real; Robots taking over the Metro, again; We’re getting a ball pit!; #PrayForCartoonBeavers; DC could use better parking signs; Joseph Gordon-Levitt was here and incepted DC media; Who has their Challenge Festival badge already?; WCP’s best of dc is out; behind the scenes with racing presidents; White House starting Twitter fights;

 


#FAMOUS FOR DC

Congrats to Steve Johnston on moving to Google; Happy anniversary week to Justin and Cristin Prosser; Elise Foley announced that she’s a former stock photo model; wait, what?; Mary Leschper is back on the Hill as Digital Director for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Shana Glickfield ordered up her Apple watch; Kate Glassman Bennett came out swinging with a big scoop in the new KGB File; Joy Asico is thankful to Ivory Zorich; Wills Imperiale is a tough little man; Fritz Hahn got his bingo on; Red Print Strategy got tongue twisted; Meredith Shiner did a fascinating story on Congressional basketball; The NJI Media sprint was a huge success; Grove is off Pat Gavin’s Christmas card list; Tell Lauren Culbertson congratulations on her new gig; Three Jareds walk into a bar ….

 


#BIRTHDAY

Tell Josh Shultz happy birthday; Jackson Barnett better have a good birthday weekend; We reluctantly say Happy Birthday to Michael O’Grady; Blair Mixon had a sweet bday surprise; Katie Miller had a great birthday and a lot of chocolate;

 


#TWEETSOFTHEWEEK

Tweets we liked you can RT, @mention, or just enjoy: johngramlich; jameskglassman; Nationals; ToddBowers; bennyjohnson;

 


 #BYE

Make it happen this weekend. You know what we’re talking about.

Steve Johnston has joined Google as an Account Executive on the Republican politics team. Most recently, he ran digital for Dan Sullivan’s winning Senate campaign in Alaska. He previously did product marketing for the Silicon Valley tech startup Quora. His political experience includes working in the Office of the House Majority Leader and on the McCain 2008 presidential campaign. Steve received an MBA from Wharton and an AB from Harvard.

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Congrats Steve!